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Matt Simms' play has cost Greg McElroy his job.
The Jets -- who are in the process of slashing their roster from 75 to 53 -- decided to release McElroy, according to ESPN's Chris Mortensen.
The move was a no-brainer, considering the third-year quarterback has been hobbled by knee and ankle injuries throughout training camp and the preseason. Add to that, the play of Simms -- the Jets'...Read more »
As expected, the Jets announced first-year quarterback Matt Simms will make his first professional start in Thursday night's preseason finale vs. the Eagles at MetLife Stadium.
The team also announced Mark Sanchez (shoulder) and Greg McElroy (knee) will not play. Rookie Geno Smith, however, is available. About an hour before kickoff, Smith threw passes in warmups and spent several minutes...Read more »
The Jets officially announced quarterback Graham Harrell has passed his physical and is a member of the team. In a corresponding move, the Jets released rookie C Dalton Freeman (who has been hampered by an ankle injury).
Harrell, who lost the No. 2 job to Vince Young in Green Bay, will serve as Matt Simm's backup Thursday night against the Eagles.
The Jets have always left the door open...Read more »
Matt Simms reportedly will start Thursday night's preseason opener vs. the Eagles and his backup will be newly-signed quarterback Graham Harrell.
Word of Harrell's imminent arrival early Wednesday morning immediately signaled something was wrong with Greg McElroy. The New York Post later reported McElroy re-injured his knee this week in practice, resulting in the team scrambling to sign a...Read more »
David Lee prides himself on being brutally honest.
His Southern-sounding twang helps to take the sting off of his sharp critiques, but both Mark Sanchez and Geno Smith know what’s expected of them.
Lee, the Jets new quarterbacks coach, is anxiously awaiting the very moment one signal-caller separates himself. But after speaking to Lee for almost 10 minutes Wednesday, neither QB seems...Read more »